June 10, 2019

Marine ApprenticeshipOutreach for Quadrant Marine Apprenticeship

There are 16 seats available in each program below. Register your employees now before they fill up!

• Level 1 Marine Service Technician training at Quadrant Marine Institute starts in September in Sidney and Vancouver. To register click here. For more information about the program visit Quadrant online or contact Shelley McIvor at (250) 656-2824 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Level 1 Marine Mechanical Technician training at BCIT starts in October in Burnaby. For more information and to register, visit BCIT’s website here. Questions about the program can be directed to Russell Oye: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 604.451.6824.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Glenn Spartz Scholarship Program

We are now accepting applications for the Glenn Spartz Scholarship, which offers financial support to students enrolled in MMT training at BCIT or VIU. The scholarship is a collaboration between Boating BC and our partners in the marine propulsion sector: Mercury Marine, Yamaha, Volvo Penta, BRP/Evinrude and Suzuki Marine.

The scholarship removes financial barriers for your employees while training to become a marine tech. To date, we’ve awarded 25 scholarships and have received fantastic feedback from past recipients.

The application deadline for anyone enrolled in training that commences in October is Friday, September 6, 2019. For more information and to download an application form, click here.

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54By Zuzana Prochazka

Beneteau saw an opportunity to add a little thrill to any cruising adventure, so they took the hull of the First 53 racer (introduced just last year), and with a few fashionable changes, created the Oceanis Yacht 54, the new entry-level of Beneteau’s swanky Oceanis Yacht line. The result is a performance cruiser that sails like a witch and looks like a grande dame.

Design

Roberto Biscontini is the naval architect and Lorenzo Argento created the details of the exterior and interior design. 

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Riverest MarinaThe new owners of L’Orignal Marina offer boaters a new destination. Located in a charming francophone village in Eastern Ontario, this joined marina and restaurant venue is the ambitious initiative of long-time entrepreneur André Chabot and biologist Alexandra Quester, both residents of L’Orignal.

The purchase of the L’Orignal Marina was made official in November 2020. The new year was barely underway when all 50 available slips were already reserved. No wonder the addition of member and visitor slips is already planned for the 2022 season – the 2021 count is up to 62 power and sail already. At the moment, the Riverest Marina offers boaters a stop where they can launch their boat...

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Mia and Caleb's EngagementOn July 23 last year, CYOB published a piece on a beautifully restored 1967 Trojan 42 Motor Yacht in Oromocto NB. (That piece was also expanded in CY magazine later in the year.)

One of our Canadian Yachting contributors, Denise Miller, had shared the article on my social media and a young man reached out and asked if she could connect him with the owners of the boat, Dave and Barb. Denise leapt into action and Dave and Barb were thrilled. They concocted a plan that the young lady, Mia, thought she was coming to model for a sales brochure for Dave to do charter tours.

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